The Massachusetts House of Representatives came back after their summer recess yesterday, to override gubernatorial vetoes and add more spending to an already bloated state budget. They added $275 Million dollars to the bottom line, placing our state budget further out of balance. You’ll recall back in January one of the first actions of the legislature was to give themselves…Read More »
On his second to last day in office in January, DiMasi boosted the pay of 10 House employees, including his driver, Daniel Petrigno, whom he made a court officer, one of a cadre of uniformed men and women whose primary responsibility is keeping order in the House. He gave thousands of dollars in raises to two other court officers and…Read More »
The Massachusetts Republican Legislative Caucus’ 2009 agenda has been released and can be found here.
1) Restoring Public Trust in Elected Officials.
2) Overhauling the Pension Program.
3) Providing an Efficient and Effective Transportation System.
4) Ensuring Affordable Health Care.
5) Renew Commitment to Commonwealth Communities.
6) Rein in Spending and Promote Sustainable Budgeting.
7) Protect Your Finances While…
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LEGISLATORS THAT HAVE DECLINED A PAY RAISE FOR 2009: SENATORS – TOTAL: 7 of 40 GOP:
Sen. Michael Knapik (R-Westfield) Democrats:
Sen. Harriette Chandler (D-Worcester) Sen. Benjamin B. Downing (D-Pittsfield) Sen. Thomas McGee (D-Lynn) Sen. Michael Moore (D-Millbury) Sen. Steven…
So solons, here’s your chance to look good. I hereby offer any rep who declines the pay hike two free minutes on my radio show tonight during the 6 o’clock hour. First come, first served for one hour, although a stampede to my microphones seems rather unlikely, to say the least. – Howie Carr http://www.bostonherald.com/ne… As BNCordeiro previously pointed out,…Read More »
With economy in shambles, Congress gets a raise
By Jordy Yager A crumbling economy, more than 2 million constituents who have lost their jobs this year, and congressional demands of CEOs to work for free did not convince lawmakers to freeze their own pay. Instead, they will get a $4,700 pay increase, amounting to an additional $2.5 million that taxpayers…
House Democrats yesterday tried to sneak legislative committee head pay raises onto a bill that would have funded the snow removal budget overruns, the AP is reporting.
House Republicans have blocked an effort to raise the salaries of members of the Legislature’s Revenue Committee.
more stories like this The raises would have doubled the bonus pay for the Revenue Committee…